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Online Conference

This online conference, marking the first anniversary of Prof. MT Hany Babu’s arrest, draws together leading researchers in the diverse fields of inquiry and reflection that Hany Babu has engaged with in his scholarly work in the generative linguistics programme and in connecting its fundamental premises—of language as a structured, species-specific innate endowment—to social and political questions of the equality and equity for all languages.

In his work, Babu has pursued a rational and open-minded critique of existing language policies within the Indian context that has contextualised the question oflinguistic justice within a broader framework of inclusion along the axes of caste, gender, and community.

The conference is organised by Friends of Hany Babu, in collaboration with Scholars at Risk and the Institute of Postcolonial Studies.

Delhi 5pm-8pm

UTC 11.30 am
Los Angeles 4:30 am
Ciudad de México, 6.30 am
London 12.30 pm
Istanbul, 2.30 pm
Melbourne, 9.30 pm

Zoom & YouTube details

Zoom Meeting ID: 856 9466 1299 Password: 875912

YouTube Live July 23:

YouTube Live July 24:

Conference participants

David Adger, Queen Mary University of London
Josef Bayer, Univ. of Konstanz
Anne Breitbarth, Univ. of Ghent
Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Delhi University
Minor Cosmopolitanisms RTG
Noam Chomsky, MIT & Arizona
V. Geetha
Jobin M. Kanjirakkat, Vellore Institute of Technology
Ayesha Kidwai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Udaya Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Javed Majeed, King’s College, London
Nivedita Menon, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Raees Muhammad, Founder, Dalit Camera
Nandita Narain, Delhi University
Madhava Prasad, English and Foreign Languages University
Ira Raja, Delhi University
Thelma Ramthienghlim, Delhi University
K. Satyanarayana, English and Foreign Languages University
Kavita Srivastava, PUCL
Jyotirmoy Talukdar, Ashoka University

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Date: 24 July 2021
Time: 9:30 pm - 12:30 am Location: Zoom meeting

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